Diana Correa is “an innovative arbitrator” who is “very hard-working” and has “a great understanding of international law”.
Dr Diana Correa is the founding partner of Diana Correa International SAS, a law firm based in Bogotá (Colombia), whose practice focuses on the areas of commercial arbitration, investment arbitration, private international law, and public international law. Dr Correa sits as arbitrator in domestic and international cases under the Rules of Arbitration of the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) and the Chambers of Commerce of Bogotá (CCB), Medellín (CCM) and Cali (CCC).
As counsel, Dr Correa represents clients in ICC proceedings. She also acts as consultant to the Colombian Agency of Defence in investment arbitrations under the ICSID, PCA and UNCITRAL Rules. Prior to creating her own law firm, Dr Correa practised international arbitration at Derains & Gharavi (Paris) and Dechert LLP (Paris). Her practice has involved a wide range of sectors, including construction and infrastructure, mining, oil, telecommunications, energy, commercial agency contracts, and distribution contracts, among others.
Dr Correa is also a professor at the Externado University of Colombia and has been a visiting fellow at several universities throughout the world. She often writes on topics related to international law and arbitration, speaks at academic events related to international arbitration, and has been an ICC YAF representative for Latin America since June 2017.
Dr Correa is fluent in Spanish, English and French, and has a basic understanding of Portuguese. She completed her LLB at the Externado University. She holds two master's degrees (in private international law and international economic law, respectively) and a PhD in public international law, all from Panthéon-Assas in Paris.